What sets Will Lovelace and Dylan Southern’s rock and roll documentary Shut Up and Play the Hits apart from other similar films isn’t necessarily the music of defunct post-rock pioneers LCD Soundsystem, but the willingness to explore a deeper human element behind the creative process rather than simply stroking the egos of the people involved.
As we reach the mid-point of Hot Docs 2012, we take a look at An Affair of the Heart, Canned Dreams, Shut Up and Play the Hits, Soldier/Citizen, Breath, Love Story, and Only the Young.
Since we can't possibly cover all 180+ films at this year's HotDocs festival before it kicks off this coming Thursday, our Film and Performing Arts Editor dishes on what films we are most looking forward to catching once the festival hits.
We’re kicking off this music month mid-way this time, as I’ve unfortunately been sick with a cold. Sorry readers! But, it’s here now, and we will celebrate by taking these recommendations in stride and soaking them all up before June kicks some new ones your way (in fact, North by Northeast is coming up next […]